Breast cancer screening

Breast cancer screening involves an x-ray of the breast tissue called a mammogram.

Women between the ages of 50 and 67 are invited to get a mammogram every two years.

But you should always be breast aware, including self examinations.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in Ireland: one out of every eleven women in Ireland will get breast cancer. Breast cancer screening reduces the number of deaths from breast cancer, because it means it's found and treated early.

To get your mammogram, check with BreastCheck for locations and available appointments.

For more information on the screening programme, you can contact BreastCheck directly at Freephone 1800 45 45 55 or visit the BreastCheck website.

Date Last Reviewed: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019